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Ask Me Anything: I'm a Currency Volatility...I work as a currency volatility trader and manage one of the bigger G10 blocs in London. I've been lucky enough to get responsibility early in my career. I started off managing a single currency book a few months into the job, and have steadily been granted more responsibility to where I am today.... 2 years 3 months
A Few Good Men: LIBOR StyleA Few Good Men: LIBOR Style via Dan Davies Deputy Governor, we live in a world that has interest rates. And those interest rates have to be set as the average of a panel of banks... Who's gonna do it. You? You, Deputy Governor? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom.... 3 years 1 month
How to Start Trading (Compliments of Bondarb)There have been a few requests to find the classic post by Bondarb, so it made sense to sticky it. This is what he wrote: Here is how you learn about trading: Have at least 5k. If you dont have that then get it somehow, use your imagination. Set up an account on Interactive Brokers that... 3 years 4 months
Non-Farm Pay-ROLL CALL!After a very solid ADP employment report a few days ago, what do you all think the number will be? Just for reference, current economist estimate is ~175k, some people dream bigger than others (see: http://www.zerohedge.com/article/number-day-580000-hint-tomorrows-nfp-whisper-bogey) Just for... 4 years 8 months
Dynamic Hedging by TalebDoes anyone have Dynamic Hedging by Taleb e-book? If so can you pm me, I'd really appreciate it. 5 years 1 month
LeBron James Joins HeatSo now that LeBron has joined the heat, what's your market on: 1. Heat Championship 2. Lakers-Heat Final 5 years 1 month
Those Poor Gulf Coast Walruses (Walri?)Ladies and Gentlemen, we can all reast at ease, BP has everything under control, they've been prepared for this scenario for years. That's right, no one should be concerned, BP has a very thorough Response Plan in the event of a Gulf Coast oil spill like this one: [quote] The Gulf Coast... 5 years 2 months
Premeir World Cup Players Dropping like FliesWell folks, I couldn't be happier I decided not to bet on the Ivory Coast's ~30:1 odds to win the World Cup the other day. With the likes of both Toure's, Kalou... 5 years 3 months
Black... Thursday?! (The official WTF is going on...Since we are witnessing history in the making, I figured we might as well start talking about it! Dow was down 1000 points and is only down 400 now. Yen was up nearly 6% against the dollar. P... 5 years 4 months
London 2010I just found out that I'm going to be starting in London for next year (from US) and was wondering who else is headed there. Feel free to PM if you'd prefer. 5 years 10 months

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Barclays lost a lot of people over the past year...Barclays lost a lot of people over the past year or so. UBS is making a push back into FX but I wouldn't say it is top at the moment. GS would have to be up there. What is the context of the question? Certainly varies a bit by complexity. 2 weeks 4 days
It affects everyone for the most part, probably...It affects everyone for the most part, probably the Europeans more than others initially, getting in compliance with Basel, etc. 1 month 6 hours
Not really, the regulatory requirements have...Not really, the regulatory requirements have largely led to banks shedding areas that take up balance sheet. Why do you ask? 1 month 7 hours
xinma: I feel like you can definitely land a job...[quote="xinma"]I feel like you can definitely land a job in risk management if you want.[/quote] Gonna go ahead and guess he probably made a decision by now. 1 month 1 day
I can't read the article either, but I am pretty...I can't read the article either, but I am pretty sure Martinghoul is right about the gist. Mexico trades nearly like a developed market in terms of liquidity, whereas you have many countries in Latin/South America which are rather illiquid. Let's say you had exposure to Venezuela or Colombia, which... 1 month 1 week
The vast majority of people get hired from SA so...The vast majority of people get hired from SA so I'd pick the school which has the connections to put you there. If you want to trade, get a SA role and focus on trading rotations simple as that. Let's not make this more complicated than it is. If you are fishing for me to tell you to go to... 3 months 1 week
SpaceMarine: Thank you so much Revsly. Since you...[quote=SpaceMarine]Thank you so much Revsly. Since you're trading FX derivatives at a BB yourself (which is also an area of interest for me), I guess your comment is based on the fact that your floor has hired CMU grads in the past. But how difficult would you say is getting a trading/research job... 3 months 1 week
Tepper. The OCR is good and has good placement...Tepper. The OCR is good and has good placement into fixed income trading, particularly derivatives. 3 months 2 weeks
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Are you looking to do sales or trading? Boston...Are you looking to do sales or trading? Boston will not have a trading desk, it exists to cover a few accounts. There are some good/big ones there, but unless you are particularly partial to Boston, ML hands down. 5 months 1 day